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Elastomers, Stoppers and Plungers

By Lynn Yao

May 14, 2019

In China, the industrial and regulatory landscape has been evolving rapidly – and in particular as it relates to generic drug products. In 2015, the China State Council announced Opinions on Reforming the Review and Approval System for Drugs and Medical Devices (No. 44). At this same time, a series of reforms were announced by the National Drug Administration of China (formerly the China Food and Drug Administration, CFDA) to upgrade the pharmaceutical industry by raising marketed products to international standards in terms of quality, safety and efficacy.

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By Tibor Hlobik

November 12, 2013

Cartridge-based administration using injection device systems has dominated the insulin market for many years. In 2011, the insulin market for cartridge-based container closure systems was at an estimated 1 billion units. Additional applications for cartridge-based container systems include dental, at more than 450 million units per year, and therapies such as human growth hormone, interferon and epinephrine. In fact, thanks to lower production costs when compared to vial and syringe systems, cartridge-based delivery has found a widespread and growing market.